Westchester County Attorney Advocates for Fair Alimony Decisions
Experienced lawyer protects the rights of divorcing spouses
Divorce is not only a painful emotional experience, but a financial threat that can affect even high-income couples. After a breakup, people who are accustomed to a certain standard of living face the possibility of drastically reduced income. Often, a spouse who has contributed to the family by taking care of the home and children does not have the ability to support themselves appropriately after a divorce. For more than 40 years, the White Plains law firm of Martin J. Rosen, P.C. has helped husbands and wives secure fair alimony arrangements so they can move ahead with their lives.
A temporary spousal support order may be necessary to address financial needs until more long-term arrangements can be finalized in the divorce. After the marriage ends, the spousal support order might stay in place indefinitely, but can also be adjusted upon petition to the court. An astute Westchester County divorce attorney can help you modify your support order to reflect a change in your circumstances or those of your former spouse.
Whether support will be an issue for you in the long term or short term, you need an attorney who is well versed in the subject of spousal maintenance to make sure that the support orders that apply to you are tailored to your unique circumstances. The family law team at Martin J. Rosen, P.C. has extensive experience with complex situations that involve high-level asset and business valuations. We can also make sure that any separation agreements appropriately address your monetary needs.
Spousal support orders may require that the supported spouse take certain steps to improve their earning capacity such as pursuing an educational program.
Whatever your circumstances, Martin J. Rosen listens to you and works hard to help you reach your goals in terms of financial support beyond the marriage.
How spousal support is calculated in New York
A major factor in the calculation of support awards is the length of the marriage. For shorter marriages, short-term support, also called rehabilitative maintenance (alimony), may be the only maintenance ordered to help get the supported spouse on their feet. For longer marriages, the focus is often on what the supported spouse needs to continue the lifestyle they have become accustomed to in the marriage. Your attorney can advise as to the financial evaluation of your accustomed lifestyle.
The valuation of the partners’ worth is important to determining support. Some common valuations considered as a part of spousal support determinations include:
- The value of a business, including future profits.
- Net worth, including investments
- The value of professional practices, current and future
- The value of a spouse’s education
- Debts, including tax obligations
In your effort to achieve the most favorable support determination, Martin J. Rosen will thoroughly investigate the factors affecting the support amount and provide you with the capable service you need to obtain the best deal for your spousal support.
Effective White Plains, NY attorney helping you financially survive divorce
You must get the support you need to cope with the financial effects of divorce. Call Martin J. Rosen at 914-517-0841 or contact the firm online. The law office of Martin J. Rosen, P.C. serves Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess and New York counties.